We march for women, we march for jobs, for healthcare, for justice, for the climate and we march for science, facts and the truth. Our children are beside us, behind us and in front of us. For so many of us living in the United States in 2017, it often feels like we are living in a “parallel universe.” Every day as we turn on the News, or connect to our friends and family via social media, we are confronted with new body blows; blows to what we hold dear, and near – our values, morals, laws and ethics – and our children’s future and now.
Our ClimateMama community represents parents from across the country – both coasts, the heartland, the Rockies, the south the middle and everywhere in between. We seem invincible, and at the same time vulnerable, understanding clearly that our children’s future and now is in our hands. We also feel the real and aggressive forces trying to take away the hopes we have for our children which are also chipping away at the hopes we have for ourselves.
We have chosen not to be paralyzed and not to accept these negative challenges to our air, our water, our rights, our future and our hope. We are fighting back and we are resisting normalizing what isn’t normal; that is why we march, and why marching matters. Continue reading